Yesterday, after the TIS convention in Mystic/ Groton, Connecticut ended, some of us went on to a very special service in Waterbury, CT. to unveil a memorial marker to the first passenger survivor to die, little Mary Nackid. Born in 1910, she and her parents, Said and Mary (Mowad) boarded 3rd class at Cherbourg. All were saved in collapsible C, but little Mary died of meningitis on July 30, 1912, making her the first survivor to die.Mrs. Nackid was so devastated she could not bring herself to visit the little girl's unmarked grave. The family continued to live in Waterbury, managing a grocery store. Five more children were born to the couple, but sadly Said died at age 36,in 1926,- Mrs. Nackid survived until 1962, rarely speaking of Titanic -but viewing A Night to Remember with her family when it was released. The family is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury, not far from the grave of the infant Mary. TIS member Bruce Tompkins, along with the society, and remaining members of the Nackid family undertook this project to mark the baby's grave at last.